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    Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    Which new coach inherits most (and least) favorable situation? - Luke Winn - SI.com

    Kind of a wonky article, but it lists 1-12 the most to least favorable inherited situations. Fred's is #7, so I guess that means we are in the less favorable half. Hawks are #11. LOL



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    Re: Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    Weird. It lists Iowa as a less favorable situation yet says they're second fiddle to UNI in that state as far as programs go. So where does ISU rate in the writer's eye?


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    Re: Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    The Hawkeyes are currently second-fiddle to Northern Iowa on the state hoops scene, and have watched local, high-major talent go elsewhere in the Big Ten -- such as Cedar Rapids' Jarrod Uthoff, a top-150 forward who committed to Wisconsin's 2011 class this summer.


    Guess he thinks we are number three. No mention of Drake.


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    Re: Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    Two of my favorite MBB programs on the same page...ISU and DePaul. Sad to see both of them in this situation...but it is the truth!



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    Re: Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    Creighton must not be relevant enough to be considered.



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    Re: Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Weird. It lists Iowa as a less favorable situation yet says they're second fiddle to UNI in that state as far as programs go. So where does ISU rate in the writer's eye?
    I don't think number of fiddles is a top 5 top ranking, my interpretation is your top dog or 2nd fiddle. In other words they think we are also 2nd fiddle.



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    Re: Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Weird. It lists Iowa as a less favorable situation yet says they're second fiddle to UNI in that state as far as programs go. So where does ISU rate in the writer's eye?
    ISU is so awesome they dont even get considered.


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    Re: Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    Quote Originally Posted by asmosis View Post
    Which new coach inherits most (and least) favorable situation? - Luke Winn - SI.com

    Kind of a wonky article, but it lists 1-12 the most to least favorable inherited situations. Fred's is #7, so I guess that means we are in the less favorable half. Hawks are #11. LOL
    His list clearly only takes into account the talent the coaches inherited and pays no attention to a number of other very important elements.

    If it looked at the facilities, fan attendance, home court advantage, and history of winning Iowa and ISU would be fighting for 4th-6th place on the list behind BC, Wake and Seton Hall. DePaul would be up there if only they could play games in the city anywhere near their campuses. DePaul is a basketball power waiting to happen again if they can find any way to play in front of 6-10k fans in the city of chicago instead of out in the burbs.

    Colorado would be last by a mile instead of first if you looked at the actual history of their program. The only positive they have is that it's a hard gym to play in because it is completely empty and the altitude.



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    Re: Article on Fred inheriting a favorable situation

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    DePaul would be up there if only they could play games in the city anywhere near their campuses. DePaul is a basketball power waiting to happen again if they can find any way to play in front of 6-10k fans in the city of chicago instead of out in the burbs.
    I strongly agree! DePaul is going to have trouble getting an on-campus arena built due to costs and the neighborhood. If they could pull that off...look out! I am not holding my breath on that issue. If Chicago had been awarded the Olympics...it might have been more likely to happen.



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